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Meet the team! - Mason


Posted On 25 June 2018 at 16:19 by nicola

Meet the team! - Mason

Over the next few months we will be introducing the Barnes staff one by one so you can get to know the people that help make everything happen behind the scenes at Barnes Coaches! We've done a quick question & answer session to help you get to know them, next up we have Barnes Driver... Mason

Name? Mason

How long have you worked at Barnes Coaches? 16 months

What do you do? Coach Driving for Tours & School runs.

Favourite food? Curry!

Any Hobbies? Flying - training to be a pilot.

What do you like most about working in travel? TRAVELLING! - & getting to meet new people.

Favourite destination? Thailand - But you can't get there by coach!

What would you take to a desert island, and why? 

Phone, Money & photos.

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National Selfie Day


Posted On 23 June 2018 at 11:37 by nicola

National Selfie Day

It was National Selfie Day on Thursday 21st June 2018 - The Barnes Staff Members thought they'd join in too! See our Selfie Video here.

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Happy Retirement Lindsay!


Posted On 21 June 2018 at 16:38 by nicola

Happy Retirement Lindsay!

Lindsay put together a few words to describe her time here at Barnes Coaches....

"I started working for Barnes Coaches on Valentine’s Day 1994, at their office in Aldbourne &  I’ve had 24 very happy years with the firm and have seen so many changes. 

Technology has gone crazy – we used to pass a book around the office to make day trip reservations! The coaches have improved in so many ways, comfort and technology – they weren’t equipped with phones or air conditioning in the good old days and, as for wi-fi – well! The company gradually grew, eventually necessitating the move out of Aldbourne and into South Marston Park.  What hasn’t changed is the integrity of the company and the emphasis on customer service.

Over the years my colleagues have become my friends and I’ve worked with and for some lovely clients. And, to quote a colleague, you can’t do too much for a good boss!

I’ve always been proud to tell people that I work for Barnes Coaches and I wish the firm continued success in the future. 

Now (at last) I can go on a Senior Citizen Special!"

Thank you for all your hard work Lindsay, you will be missed greatly!

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Meet the team! - Sarah


Posted On 31 May 2018 at 14:06 by nicola

Meet the team! - Sarah

Over the next few months we will be introducing the Barnes staff one by one so you can get to know the people that help make everything happen behind the scenes at Barnes Coaches! We've done a quick question & answer session to help you get to know them, next up we have our newbie starter... Sarah!

Name? Sarah

How long have you worked at Barnes Coaches?  4 weeks! Brand New!

What do you do? Travel administrator, taking bookings & answering the phone.

Favourite food? Chinese

Any Hobbies? My puppy, he's a King Charles Spaniel, so he keeps me pretty busy at the moment!

What do you like most about working in travel? I love helping people and I'm always pleased when at the end of a phone call the customer can walk away with all their quesitons answered. And I also LOVE holidays myself.

Favourite destination? Menorca with its lovely quiet Island & Sandy Bay and I also like Exmouth too!

What would you take to a desert island, and why? 

A good book, my lipgloss & my husband! 

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Meet the team! - Pete


Posted On 30 May 2018 at 14:15 by nicola

Meet the team! - Pete

Over the next few months we will be introducing the Barnes staff one by one so you can get to know the people that help make everything happen behind the scenes at Barnes Coaches! We've done a quick question & answer session to help you get to know them, next up we have…. Pete!

Name? Peter Kordula 

How long have you worked at Barnes Coaches?  12 years.

What do you do? Assistant to Operations Manager

Favourite food? Polish Sausages (Kielbasa)

Any Hobbies? Football, Yoga & Reading 

What do you like most about working in travel? No two days are ever the same.

Favourite destination? Rhine Valley & Poland

What would you take to a desert island, and why? 

Radio - I love my tunes
Ipad - for Candy Crush, videos & Skype

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